With the arrival of my FAC hopefully due on the horizon within the next few weeks I took a market research trip today to look at some rifles.
I had initially decided a Sako 85 would be the rifle I would most likely end up with but on my visit to a gun dealer today I was introduced to the Steyr-Mannlicher Classic half stock.
The Sako is a popular rifle as we know and a decent tool for the job but the Steyr also has it's appeal.
Both are good looking rifles but the Steyr is a prettier gun. The Sako action was very loose and rattled whereas the Steyr was tight and felt nice to operate. Sako has a metal magazine, Steyr a plastic one.
Also the scope option is another dilemma, a Schmidt & Bender 8x56 or a Zeiss 3-9x50?
The package deal offered on both rifles were within a couple of hundred pounds with the Steyr coming out slightly cheaper.
I would be interested to hear any thoughts, opinions, pros, cons, regarding these two rifle/scope combinations, if one would be more preferable to you and why.
Thank you for any help/advice in advance.